Thursday, September 19, 2013

Giant Green Iguana

You are probably thinking I am color blind because I have called this a green iguana, and it is orange, not green.

The reason is that when green iguanas are in mating season, they turn orange or rust color.  The coloration is especially strong in males, and particularly so in alpha males.  Iguanas will change their coloration months in advance of mating, and the color may linger for months.

We have new photos of the colonial architecture of Grenada, Nicaragua posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Instead of "Orange is the New Black" I guess that Orange is the New Green!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks amazing when enlarged. Thank goodness we don't change colour at certain times :))
P.s. enjoyed your story about the Swedish ladies on the other side of the tunnel!

Sharon said...

The things we creatures do to gain attention.

Judy said...

There is great detail in this photo when it is enlarged. What a dapper fellow in his courting colors.

JM said...

What a fabulous male iguana! Great shot, Dave.

Karl Demetz said...

This Giant Green Iguana is a little scary, probably because of the word "Giant"...
Good capture, Dave!

Jack said...

It is hard to imagine that this guy gets any dates. There is no accounting for taste among female green iguanas.

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